Establishing a network of actors to promote industrial heritage as an everyday reality – that is the objective of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The Central European project InduCult 2.0 has similar intentions, with a strong focus on rural areas. The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) is expected to intensify cooperation.
On March 22, 2018, ERIH and the InduCult2.0 project close ranks by signing a MoU in Brussels to foster an enhanced cooperation. The aim is to promote and strengthen the potential of industrial heritage across Europe.
The intended cooperation is based on the excellent fit of both partners. ERIH, Europe’s largest tourist network for industrial heritage, is an expert when it comes to the protection, preservation and visitor experience of former industrial sites and regions. InduCult2.0 particularly addresses Central European rural areas with an industrial background and aims to make them appealing places for work, life and recreation.
The networking of industrial monuments and museums with industries, schools and creative actors is is seen by both partners as a key element for the establishment of industrial heritage as a vibrant part of European culture. The MoU is the first step in this direction.